Baptism Signups

WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM?
Getting baptized is the perfect next step if you have made the decision to follow Jesus. Being baptized is a public declaration of your personal decision to make Jesus Lord and Savior of your life. It’s a declaration that the old has gone and we are a new creation in Christ.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!" -2 Corinthians 5:17

WHY BE BAPTIZED?
If you have personally received Christ, you are permanently forgiven and accepted by God… not dependent on baptism. (Romans 8:1; Colossians 2:13,14). However, there are some excellent reasons why you should be baptized. First of all, Jesus commands us to actively baptize believers (Matthew 28:19). Since He is the Lord, and since His will is always good, this should be reason enough. It is a very important act of obedience to the Forgiver and Leader of your life. Being baptized is also an opportunity for you to spiritually influence others in a positive way. It provides you a way to publicly show your faith before others.

Being baptized is also an opportunity for you to take a step of faith. Getting baptized is at times intimidating because it involves taking a stand for your faith in front of the community of believers. It could be stepping outside of your "comfort zone" to do something that shares Christ and serves others. Christ will challenge you to take such steps throughout your life journey, so experiencing baptism can be a celebrated success of displaying your faith! Simply put, we emphasize baptism because the Bible emphasized it (Matthew 28:18-20).

HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you would like to be water-baptized as a declaration of faith, simply click the button below and follow the prompts so we can receive your information. From that point on, we will send you details of the date, and the specifics of what will happen that morning. We have a baptism tank that will be in the church auditorium and full of water. At the end of the service, you will come down and be helped into the tank, where Pastor will then pray with you and dip you under the water once, and back out. It's that simple! If you have any questions about baptism or you aren't sure yet if you want to be baptized, feel free to start a conversation with us at contact@woodlandchurchonline.com and we will be happy to get back to you with answers to your questions!